Parts of Kent and Sussex under water as 91 flood warnings issued

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Dozens of homes have been flooded and villages left under water after the South East was again deluged by persistent rain.

Nationally, the Environment Agency has issued 91 flood warnings, meaning immediate action is needed.

The River Medway in Kent burst its banks and there is severe flooding in East Sussex.

Sainsbury's carpark in Tonbridge Wells

The Medway has flooded parts of towns and villages including Maidstone, Yalding and Teston.

A couple on Teston Bridge in West Farleigh near Maidstone Credit: PA

Residents at the Little Venice Caravan Park in Yalding have been rescued by boat, a repeat of scenes in 2014.

Residents are rescued from their caravans in Yalding Credit: PA
The park saw similar scenes in 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

Alfriston, in East Sussex, has also been flooded.

Cars in the village have been swept away by the water and the Environment Agency warns there is more rain forecast for Tuesday December 24.

Perilous journey in Yalding Credit: PA

Residents in Yalding have told our reporters that it would help if drivers would stop driving through flooded streets as the wake of water is flooding into people's properties.

Yalding under water Credit: ITV Meridian

Highways England has urged motorists to adapt their driving for wet weather by slowing down, keeping well back from the vehicle in front and easing off the accelerator if steering becomes unresponsive.

Credit: PA

The South was soaked by showers throughout Saturday, while emergency services were called to Chertsey, Surrey after a tornado brought down trees and flipped cars.

The outfield at Harnham cricket club in Salisbury Credit: Julie Hill